Rectory School

An Independent, Coed, Junior Boarding (5-9) and Day School (Early Childhood-9)

Student Life

Our student body is made up of day, domestic boarding and international boarding students. These students love visual art, music, photography and theatre; participate in athletics and physical activities; and strive to be the very best that they can be. Our students share their passions and interests with each other and the community in an open and respectful way.

The children in our early childhood classrooms arrive each day to caring teachers who welcome them from home and share nature explorations throughout the day until parents come to take them home.

Our elementary students’ day begins and ends by gathering in each classroom where they join as a group, learn about each other, and share the details of the academic day.

Our middle school day students’ day begins with an assembly, continue with academics, and end after athletics. Middle school boarding students’ day begins with a dorm parent’s knock on the door and a cheery “good morning,” continues with breakfast, assembly, athletics, dinner, and study hall. Their day ends with the dorm parent turning off the light and saying “good night.”

Rectory is a family. We are unique in the amount of time each faculty member spends each day making connections with and supporting each student. The Rectory community is welcoming and nurturing to a diverse and growing population. Each child finds his or her strengths, learns from their mistakes, participates in a multitude of activities, and celebrates his or her accomplishments!

"I think I can speak for every student when I say we all have done stuff we never saw ourselves doing before coming here. I tried chess, lacrosse, cross country, I even tried the play last year. Ever since moving into the double in Lower Memorial Dormitory last September, <Rectory> has brought me a step closer to knowing what being a man means. From learning how to manage my time to understanding it’s okay for males to express themselves. Without a doubt, Rectory has taught me how to look at the world through someone else’s lens."

~Alpha B. '19